Archive for January 4th, 2012

Ben Shapiro on the Iowa shocker and what comes next for the GOP

- January 4th, 2012

Too many government departments

- January 4th, 2012

You’ve heard of the latest story about government misspending, high-flying bureaucrats taking trips hither and yon to learn how to be better bureaucrats.

It is an outrage and should be cut but really to tame government spending we need to do more in this country and I’d say getting rid of some departments, agencies or crown corporations should be under consideration.

Take a look at the list below and pick what you would cut. The list can be seen here as well.

Departments (Sch I FAA) 20

  • Agriculture & Agrifood Canada
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Department of Finance Canada
  • Fisheries & Oceans Canada
  • Foreign Affairs & International Trade
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources & Skills Development [1]
  • Indian & Northern Affairs Development
  • Industry Canada
  • Justice Canada
  • National Defence
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Public Works & Government Services
  • Transport Canada
  • Treasury Board
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada

Entities in Departments: Special Operating Agencies 15

  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Conservation Institute
  • Canadian Forces Housing Agency
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency
  • Consulting and Audit Canada
  • Defence Research and Development Canada
  • Indian Oil and Gas Canada
  • Industrial Technologies Office
  • Measurement Canada
  • Passport Canada
  • Physical Resources Bureau
  • Superintendent of Bankruptcy
  • Translation Bureau

Other Entities associated with Departments Approx.30

eg.

  • Canada Pension Appeals Board
  • Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board
  • Canadian Forces Non-Public Funds
  • Communications Security Establishment
  • Statistical Survey Operations

Statutory & other Agencies (FAA Sch I.1) 67

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Canada Industrial Relations Board
  • Canadian Artists & Producers Professional Relations Tribunal
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Canadian Forces Grievance Board
  • Canadian Grain Commission
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
  • Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Canadian International Trade Tribunal
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Copyright Board
  • Correctional Service of Canada
  • Courts Administration Service
  • Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
  • Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission
  • Immigration & Refugee Board
  • Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission Secretariat
  • Library & Archives Canada
  • Military Police Complaints Commission
  • National Energy Board
  • National Farm Products Council
  • National Film Board
  • National Parole Board
  • Northern Pipeline Agency
  • Office of Infrastructure Canada
  • Office of the Commissioner of Federal
    Judicial Affairs
  • Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner
  • Office of the Coordinator, Status of Women
  • Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Office of the Governor General’s Secretary
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
  • Privy Council Office
  • Public Appointments Commission Secretariat [2]
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Public Service Commission
  • Public Service Labour Relations Board
  • Public Service Staffing Tribunal
  • Registrar of the Supreme Court
  • Registry of the Competition Tribunal
  • Registry of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal
  • Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission
  • Security Intelligence Review Committee
  • Statistics Canada
  • Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
  • Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Agents of Parliament

  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
  • Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
  • Office of the Information Commissioner
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner
  • Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

Special Operating Agency

  • CORCAN

Departmental Corporations (FAA Sch II) 19

  • Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Emission Reduction Incentives Agency [3]
  • Canada Employment Insurance Commission
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Canadian Polar Commission
  • Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation & Safety Board
  • Law Commission of Canada [4]
  • National Battlefields Commission
  • National Research Council
  • National Roundtable on the Environment & the Economy
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Service Agencies

  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Parks Canada Agency

Staffs of Parliamentary Entities Subject to the FAA (not included in Schedules) 3

  • House of Commons
  • Library of Parliament
  • Senate

Officers of Parliament 15

  • Associate Parliamentary Librarian
  • Clerk Assistant (House of Commons)
  • Clerk of the House
  • Clerk of the Senate
  • Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
  • Deputy Clerk of the House
  • Deputy Clerk of the Senate
  • Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (House of Commons)
  • Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate)
  • Parliamentary Budget Officer
  • Parliamentary Librarian
  • Parliamentary Poet Laureate
  • Senate Ethics Officer
  • Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Usher of the Black Rod

Parent Crown Corporations (FAA Sch III) 49

(FAA Sch III Part 1) 34

  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Atlantic Pilotage Authority
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd
  • Blue Water Bridge Authority
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board
  • Canada Lands Company Ltd.
  • Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • Cdn Commercial Corporation
  • Canadian Dairy Commission
  • Cdn Museum of Civilization
  • Cdn Museum of Human Rights
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Corporation for the Mitigation of Mackenzie Gas Project Impacts [5]
  • Defence Construction (1951) Ltd.
  • Enterprise Cape Breton Corp.
  • Export Development Canada
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • First Nations Statistical Institute
  • Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
  • Laurentian Pilotage Authority
  • Marine Atlantic
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • National Museum of Science and Technology
  • Pacific Pilotage Authority
  • Ridley Terminals Inc.
  • Standards Council of Canada
  • The Federal Bridge Corp. Ltd.
  • VIA Rail

(FAA Sch III Part II) 3

  • Canada Development Investment Corporation
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Royal Canadian Mint

Governed by Respective Acts 9

  • Bank of Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corp
  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation
  • International Development Research Centre
  • National Arts Centre Corp.
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board
  • Telefilm Canada

Subsidiaries that report as Parents 3

  • Old Port of Montreal Corp Inc.
  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.
  • PPP Canada Inc.

Defining conservatism

- January 4th, 2012